Training For A Marathon Using A Wheelchair

One of the best aids for wheelchair athletes..

Getting prepared for a marathon requires a lot of both physical and mental training, and for a wheelchair user strengthening the upper body sufficiently to push the gruelling 26.2 miles of a marathon requires a huge amount of determination and dedication.

Before training even begins, a prospective marathon athlete must begin fuelling his body with healthy, energy-giving foods. Following a varied diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and good proteins is the best way to start training for a marathon using a wheelchair.

Physical training should begin gradually, with regular workouts increasing in length. One of the best aids for wheelchair athletes who are training for a marathon using a wheelchair is the Invictus Active Trainer. This roller trainer allows them to build stamina and endurance and to improve their pushing technique. The adjustable resistance of the rollers allows athletes to increase their workout difficulty to build muscle and strength.

Training for a marathon using a wheelchair
An excellent option for training for a marathon using a wheelchair.
Marathon Using A Wheelchair
Training for a marathon using a wheelchair

The Invictus Active trainer mimics the conditions of road travelling without the distractions, so a dedicated athlete can really concentrate on their all-important technique. The smart model even allows them to keep track of their workout sessions and monitors heart rate. The trainer has been proved to be an invaluable piece of equipment for many athletes and is an excellent option for training for a marathon using a wheelchair.

Also, the FreeWheel is the perfect accessory to make those long miles seem shorter. This single front wheel clips onto the chair lifting the casters off the ground, so making pushing much easier. Travelling greater distances requires much less effort with the help of the FreeWheel as it maximises pushing power and it also makes passing over differing road surfaces easier.

If you are serious about training for a marathon using a wheelchair, the Invictus Active Roller and the FreeWheel Accessory could be your two biggest allies.